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Question PC build help - storage balance, ssd and hdd

kesomon

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Hello. Building a new PC, and having problems with the storage calculations. I know that my current PC runs completely on HDD (with periodic file backups to an external 500gb drive), that I have 89gb out of 297 used since I made the build in 2013, and that I want my new PC to run more graphically intensive games with larger amounts of dlc without crashing.

If I wanted to split my storage capacity between an SSD and a HDD, what would the recommended balance of capacity be? IE: a ssd of X-gb for certain things and a hhd of Y-gb for bulk storage. I'm not sure if I need more than 500gb total storage, given my current capacity use, but if I had 1tb, would I want to split it between the two modes by a certain percentage (40/60, 50/50, 30/70) or keep it all as one type of storage?

EDIT: I feel as though I am forgetting about something when I look at my storage numbers, like what if storage depends on X component in the hardware that I've missed.

not sure I'm making sense. Advice if able, please and thank you?
 

USAFRet

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Capacity is all on you.

SSD for the OS and applications, other drives for other stuff. Games, personal data, etc.

If you only need "500gb total storage ", then get a single 1TB SSD, of whatever type is compatible with your motherboard.

And don't partition that single drive into pieces. Leave it as one large thing.
 
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